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New Short North Parking Garage Open to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Short North Parking Garage Open to the Public

You may not have already noticed, but the quantity of Short North public parking spaces quietly increased by 105 spots last month. The brand new parking garage at The Castle development — located at 985 N. High St. — opened for public use on May 5. Additionally, the garage is participating in the Short North […]

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Free Downtown Bus Pass Program Launches

Brent Warren Brent Warren Free Downtown Bus Pass Program Launches

C-Pass, the free bus pass program that aims to convert thousands of Downtown employees into regular users of the Central Ohio Transit Authority( COTA), is set to officially roll out on Friday. As of Tuesday, 218 Downtown businesses – out of a total of about 1,000 that are within the boundaries of the program – […]

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car2go Carsharing Services to Leave Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman car2go Carsharing Services to Leave Columbus

In a decision effective May 31, 2018, car2go’s carsharing services will be discontinued in Columbus. In 2013, car2go was the first company to bring one-way carsharing to the Central Ohio area. But the company says a lack of adoption of its services has lead to the decision to discontinue operations here. In an email, car2go […]

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Dockless Bike Share Company Looking to Expand to Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Dockless Bike Share Company Looking to Expand to Columbus

Columbus may soon be getting a second bike share operator. LimeBike, a California-based company that currently operates in about 50 different cities and campuses worldwide, is planning to launch here this summer. Unlike CoGo, which features a network of stations where users are required to dock bikes after each use, LimeBike offers a completely dockless, […]

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Enrollment Now Open for Free Downtown Bus Pass Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Enrollment Now Open for Free Downtown Bus Pass Program

Eligible employers can start signing up for the Downtown C-Pass program on May 1, and employees can start using their free, unlimited bus passes starting June 1. Any business, organization, or government entity that is located within the boundary of the program — with a few exceptions — is eligible to participate. It’s a district […]

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Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Major Property Owners Opt Out of Free Bus Pass Program

The new free Downtown bus pass program — now dubbed C-Pass and set to roll out in June — has been hailed as an innovative approach to solving the Downtown parking shortage and a new way to convert car-centric commuters in Columbus into bus riders. The program is made possible by a host of partners, […]

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Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Last week, representatives from the Smart Columbus program unveiled plans to open the Smart Columbus Experience Center along the Scioto Mile this summer, showcasing the program’s tech-centric transportation initiatives. “Our future is going to be big in ways that have yet to be imagined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Technology and innovation in transportation will grow […]

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